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Women Weaving Stories: Opening Reception
6/25/22

Women Weaving Stories: Opening Reception

Saturday, June 25, 2pm-4pm

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA

FREE

Join us on Saturday, June 25, 2pm-4pm for the opening reception of the exhibition Women Weaving Stories – Mujeres Tejiendo Historias.

NAKA Dance Theater and Mujeres Unidas y Activas will be presenting a short excerpt of their collaborative performance work, Y Basta Ya! (Enough!) (Tu’mixtzin ja’la!) where the bodies and the words of Latinx and Indigenous women are featured centerstage. In the face of so much systemic injustice, they speak and dance their stories out loud. 


Mujeres Tejiendo Historias: Recepción de apertura

Sábado, 25 de junio, 14:00-16:00

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA

GRATIS

Únase a nosotros el sábado 25 de junio, de 2 p. m. a 4 p. m., para la recepción de apertura de la exposición Women Weaving Stories – Mujeres Tejiendo Historias.

NAKA Dance Theatre y Mujeres Unidas y Activas presentarán una fragmento de su trabajo colaborativo Y Basta Ya! (Tu’mixtzin ja’la!), un proyecto de danza, teatro y música donde el cuerpo y la palabra de la mujer se visibilizan ante tanta injusticia sistemática, contando y bailando sus historias.


Eje xuj nchachmon qa o che ex tuj

Sábado, 25 de junio, 14:00-16:00

NAKA Dance Theatre y Mujeres Unidas y Activas k-elix chyek’i’n jun piẍ aq’untl ob’aj kyb’inchan Y Basta Ya (Tu’mix tzin ja’la) jun aq’untl te b’ixb’il, yek’b’il ex b’ib’itz jatum nchaj etz q’incha’lin txumlal ex tyol xuj tun tni nti no’k chq’on chipin xuj (injusticia), ntzaj chq’aman ex nchab’ixin jun che o ch-ex tu’j.

Top Image: Photo by Scott Tsuchitani

Fencelines Community Art Workshop
6/18/22

Fencelines Community Art Workshop

Saturday, June 18, 2pm-4pm

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA

FREE

Create art for environmental justice in Richmond!

Join the Fencelines team for a hands-on art workshop that will provide space to reflect on local conditions of environmental injustice in Richmond. Participants will paint on recycled wooden fence slats with images, messages and stories that respond to the following prompts:“What message do you have for the polluting industry here in Richmond?” and “What vision do you have for your community in the future?”

The slats created in is workshop will be used to form a temporary public art installation along a city-owned fence bordering the Chevron refinery and North Richmond neighborhoods in fall 2022. Additionally, this installation will be shown in an exhibition at Richmond Art Center in spring 2023.  

This workshop is part of a series of workshops that will be presented at Richmond Art Center every third Saturday this summer. Additional workshops will be presented out in Richmond at local community events. All workshops are free to attend. 

Fencelines Art Workshops at Richmond Art Center

Saturday, June 18, 2pm-4pm

Saturday, July 16, 12pm-2pm

Saturday, August 20, 12pm-2pm

Saturday, September 17, 12pm-2pm

Fencelines Workshops in the Community

Saturday, June 18, 10am-12pm: Urban Tilth Volunteer Day at Unity Park

Saturday, July 9: Richmond LAND: Love Your Block Event in North Richmond

Saturday, August 6: APEN Refinery Explosion 10 Year Memorial Event; Hood Day in North Richmond at Shields-Reid Park

… and other summer 2022 events with Richmond Our Power Coalition TBD!


Fencelines aspires to create a unique, celebratory monument with the community in Richmond by: facilitating the creation of artwork by the community itself, promoting conversation and connection between Richmond community members, bringing awareness to issues of environmental injustice, and beautifying and activating an otherwise underutilized space. The project design and participatory format is explicitly designed to center and amplify the voices of the community. 

The Fencelines team is made up of local artists, organizers, and community members, Princess Robinson, Graham L.P., Dulce Galicia and Gita Khandagle. This project is presented as a partnership between Richmond Our Power Coalition, Richmond Art Center, and Fencelines. 

Top Image: Princess Robinson, co-creator of the Fencelines project, with her family

Summer Exhibitions Opening Reception 6/18/22

Summer Exhibitions Reception

Saturday, June 18, 2pm-4pm

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA

FREE

CLICK HERE to read an important notification about parking at RAC during the reception

Join us on Saturday, June 18, 2pm-4pm for the opening reception of our summer exhibitions.

The event will also feature special guests the Fencelines public art project team. Create art for environmental justice in Richmond with them!

Summer Exhibitions:

Emmy Lou Packard: Artist of Conscience
Main Gallery
June 22 – August 20, 2022

Collective Care Is Our Best Protection
South Gallery
June 22 – August 20, 2022

The Eastern Shore: Works by J.B. Broussard
West Gallery
June 8 – July 23, 2022

Images (details l-r): J.B. Broussard, The General, 2021; Twin Walls Mural Company, Protectors of the Sacred, Power: A Prayer for Buffalo Nation, 2020; Emmy Lou Packard, Artichoke Picker, circa 1955

Annual Members’ Meeting and Board Election
6/18/22

Annual Members’ Meeting and Board Election

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Voting Opens: 12:30pm (and closes at 1:30pm)

Meeting Starts: 1pm

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond

CLICK HERE to read an important notification about parking at RAC during the Members’ Meeting

Richmond Art Center’s Board of Directors invites current, recent and prospective members, as well as the general public, to our Annual Members’ Meeting on Saturday, June 18 starting at 1pm. Learn about RAC’s accomplishments over the past year and what we have planned for the future.

At the meeting current members will also be invited to vote to elect new members to our Board of Directors (see short biographies for members who are standing for election below). Voting will open at 12:30pm and close at 1:30pm.

The Members’ Meeting will be followed by the Opening Reception for our summer exhibitions from 2pm to 4pm.


Prospective New Members to Our Board of Directors

John Boychuk

John Boychuk is a professional artist and art professor who works with a wide variety of materials and processes, both traditional and digital. Over the course of 20+ years of art making, John has shown and taught internationally as well as in the Bay Area. He is a new teaching artist at Richmond Art Center. John grew up in the Detroit metropolitan area and now lives with his family in Richmond. Being a RAC board member would further connect his local community, his love of art and his experience of mentoring artists.

John has taught at Berkeley City College, SAE Expression College in Emeryville, and the University of Silicon Valley in San Jose. His greatest accomplishments as an educator are in supporting multicultural, gender-diverse, and economically challenged students to achieve their academic and personal goals. He encourages his students to question conventional ideas, form their own opinions and communicate that through their art. He is excited to work with Richmond Art Center to increase the creative opportunities for the communities of Richmond.

Jane Diokas

With her Master’s in printmaking from Illinois State University and background in teaching art at schools in underserved communities, as well as starting and running two successful design-based businesses, Jane Diokas is uniquely qualified to provide real world solutions that bridge the gap between idealism and financial necessity. She believes that art can be first and foremost a joyful pursuit that naturally expresses a higher truth. She hopes to help carry on the mission of the founder of Richmond Art Center – who believed there was an artist in everyone and that art was as vital as breathing – while aligning it with both contemporary values and needs.

Nettie Hoge

Nettie Hoge is an East Bay resident who is deeply grateful to the staff and faculty at Richmond Art Center for her cultivation of self-expression and personal growth in and as a result of Richmond Art Center’s painting and drawing classes. She would love to give back to RAC and the community surrounding it by serving on the board.

Nettie would bring a wealth of nonprofit experience to Richmond Art Center’s board. She has served on three nonprofit boards, including a stint as the chair of the Heyday Press board. She is a retired lawyer who has worked in many governmental and nonprofit organizations including as an executive director and a senior staff member. She served as Chief Deputy Commissioner at the California Department of Insurance during the term of Dave Jones. She provided legal assistance to victims of domestic violence as a Legal Services lawyer. While working for Consumers Union, she served on the advisory board for Health Access and litigated to establish funds for community health efforts as nonprofits like Blue Cross converted to for profit institutions. She was Executive Director for six years at TURN, a nonprofit, legal organization advocating at the Public Utilities Commission for utility consumer rights, and fare rates.

Susan Kuramoto Moffat

Susan Kuramoto Moffat melds the arts and the humanities and environmental design disciplines to study urban life. She is Executive Director of Global Urban Humanities Initiative and Creative Director of Future Histories Lab, two grant-funded interdisciplinary programs at UC Berkeley. She has worked in organizations ranging from small advocacy organizations (Greenbelt Alliance) to large bureaucracies (UC Berkeley) and has served on Albany’s City Council-appointed Waterfront Committee and Arts Committee in Albany. She founded a small non-profit community arts organization called Love the Bulb that brings outdoor music, dance, and theater performances and public art to non-traditional audiences. She brings an anti-racist and equity lens to all her work.

Susan earned her undergraduate degree at Harvard University and master’s degrees at UC Berkeley (City Planning) and Columbia (Journalism). She has lived in Albany since 1997. She looks forward to bringing her experience and expertise to Richmond Art Center’s board.

Rachel Sommovilla

Rachel Sommovilla was born and raised in the Philadelphia area, and received her B.A. degree in biological anthropology from Harvard University. She earned her law degree from UC Berkeley School of Law, practiced law in San Francisco and clerked for numerous Federal District Court judges before joining the Richmond City Attorney’s Office in 2012. As a Senior Assistant City Attorney and Interim City Attorney, Ms. Sommovilla’s duties included the handling of complex litigation and land use matters for the City, and advising the City Council, City Departments, and various boards and commissions. Ms. Sommovilla currently serves as Assistant County Counsel for Alameda County. While in the Richmond City Attorney’s office, Rachel and her two sons participated in various Richmond Art Center classes and summer programs. Rachel lives in El Cerrito with her two sons, husband and dog.

Image: Past and current members speaking about their artwork in 2019. Photos by Bill Johnston Jr

Liberación Gráfica at the Richmond Juneteenth Festival
6/18/22

Liberación Gráfica at the Richmond Juneteenth Festival

Saturday, June 18, 12pm-3pm

Nicholls Park, 3230 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804

FREE

Join art collective Liberación Gráfica at Richmond’s Juneteenth Festival at Nicholls Park!

This summer Liberación Gráfica will be out in Richmond engaging youth and families at community events and local gathering places with live screen printing demonstrations. The prints will raise awareness to social issues faced in Richmond while reflecting the joy and resilience of the community. The goal of this project is to bring art directly to the people and inspire the community to engage with Richmond and each other through art. 

Community Event Schedule:

Liberación Gráfica at the Richmond Juneteenth Festival
Saturday, June 18, 12pm-3pm
Nicholls Park, 3230 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804

Liberación Gráfica at Low Rider Sundays
Sunday, July 31 12pm-3pm
23rd Street Between Grant Avenue and Rheem Ave 

Liberación Gráfica at Richmond Flea Market
Sunday, August 21,12pm-3pm 
716 W. Gertrude Avenue, Richmond, CA 94801

More dates and locations to be announced. If you are interested in inviting Liberación Gráfica to a community event this summer, please contact Roberto Martinez at roberto@nullrichmondartcenter.org

Liberación Gráfica is a community based art collective whose mission is to provide opportunities for self and community expression through silkscreen printing. The collective is made up of Richmond-based artists, teachers, and community organizers: Eddy Chacon, Lisette Vera, Daniel Cervantes and Francisco Rojas. Liberación Gráfica was established in 2019 and since has worked towards teaching youth the process of silkscreen printing through a social justice lens with the intention to bridge gaps between communities of color and bring awareness to social injustices faced by the Richmond community.

PRESS RELEASE

Spring Family Day
5/14/22

Spring Family Day

Saturday, May 14, 12pm-3pm

Richmond Art Center (courtyard), 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond

PRESS RELEASE

Kids of all ages and their grown-ups are invited to Richmond Art Center’s Spring Family Day on Saturday, May 14, 12pm-3pm. This free, family event is an opportunity to celebrate the gifts of spring through art-making, dancing, and music. 

  • Bomba by Quenepas
  • Live Printing by Liberación Gráfica
  • Fencelines Workshop
  • Succulent Art Planters
  • Art Making Activities
  • Flower Photo Booth
  • Pottery Demo with a Kick Wheel
  • Richmond Our Power Coalition
  • Gallery Search and Find
  • …and more!

Thank you to Richmond Rotary Club for sponsoring this event.


Right Here, Right Now: Artists’ Talk
5/12/22

Right Here, Right Now: Artists’ Talk

Thursday, May 12, 7pm-8:30pm

ONLINE EVENT | FREE

CLICK HERE TO RSVP (RSVP REQUIRED TO RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK)
(Links sent via email 30 minutes before the event starts)

Join us for an online discussion with the artists participating in Right Here, Right Now: A Biennial of Richmond Art.

Images (left to right, top to bottom): Details of works by Karen Seneferu, Heather McAlister, Melanin Buford, Jeff Maylath, Daniel Ballesteros, Adrian Delgado, Janet Lipkin, and AJ Serrano

Artist’s Talk: Dewey Crumpler
4/30/22

Artist’s Talk: Dewey Crumpler

Saturday, April 30, 1pm | FREE
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804

An Artist’s Talk with Dewey Crumpler presented in conjunction with his solo exhibition Dewey Crumpler: Crossings. More info…

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